Becoming a mother was by far the happiest period of my life – it’s pretty hard to top bringing a new life into the world on the scale of lifetime achievements. It’s also an exhausting experience. They call childbirth labour for a reason. The word ‘tired’ takes on a whole new meaning once the initial excitement settles into the sleepless nights that go with the territory of bringing home a newborn baby.
“I’m so glad you made our food before, during and after my pregnancies. Phew!” – Susan Daniher Heine
Getting compliments like this one on my Facebook page this week really made my day, but the article Susan linked to blew my mind. It makes an even stronger argument for why I love doing what I do – helping busy people get healthy, nutritious dinners on the table nightly.
It’s pretty much common knowledge that your diet during pregnancy can have a lasting impact on the health of your baby, but did you know that according to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, “nutritional deficiencies right at the time of conception can alter a baby’s genes permanently”? Plus, “there’s growing evidence from other studies that similar types of genetic changes may help determine a child’s risk for some diseases, including diabetes, mental disorders and autism.” Now that is serious food for thought!
It came as no surprise when The Roving Stove was an immediate success with the new mommy circuit in Los Angeles – who could possibly need healthy meals ready in advance more? All they have to do is heat to eat when they need them and it saves so much time – crucial time that new moms could be catching up on some much needed rest!
The same is true internationally now with the Personal Chef Approach. First, consider using your own membership to cook the BEST GIFT you could possibly give to a friend or family member with a new bundle of joy. It’s so easy to double the servings. All you have to do is use the recipe scaler to automatically adjust your grocery list accordingly, then it takes minimal effort to cook the extra servings while you make your own meals for the week ahead. Trust me, they will thank you for it!
BTW, Don’t forget to include the Heat to Eat Instructions that print out as easily as the grocery list, and you might want to consider including a gift certificate to the PCA, so they can continue benefitting from the approach.
In fact, with Mother’s Day looming, it’s a great gift to give all the important mothers in your life, and there are gift certificates available to fit every budget in the PCA shop. Please watch the video above for more about how the Personal Chef Approach works.